As the zero-waste movement gains momentum, so does the public’s desire to responsibly dispose of what consumes nearly one-third of municipal waste—food scraps. The uptick in demand has resulted in a boom of municipal organics curbside collection programs in recent years, often driven by local governments or community groups. But for some who have studied municipal organics diversion for decades, full-scale programs are still lagging. “We’ve been tracking food waste composting for many years. After all these years of really pushing and advocating for food waste composting, it’s still not at a scale where one would think,” says Nora Goldstein, the editor of BioCycle magazine. More >>